Future-Ready Servants Celebrate 122nd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary

On the 122nd Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), spearheads its month-long celebration enjoining civil servants from several agencies and organizations. This activity is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 1050, s. 1997 declaring the month of September as Civil Service Month. According to CSC, this year’s events are meant to reflect the path that the civil service has to take in order to build on the gains of the modernization efforts in the past year, while in the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic. It further highlights the Human Resource (HR) role in building a competent and credible workforce in the new normal.

In support of the said celebration, Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) participated in various CSC activities. First off was the Corporate Social Responsibility Activity of the Camarines Sur Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners (CSHRMPs) led by its president, Henry Camatoy, wherein several agencies, including the District, contributed by donating reams of bond paper. A turnover of donations was held at Maycatmon Elementary School, Milaor, Camarines Sur on September 1, 2022, wherein MNWD offered transportation services for the participants. The donation drive aims to share and express “malasakit” to all clients, stakeholders, and members of the community.

The next day, September 2, MNWD joined the Bloodletting Activity organized by CSHRMPs in coordination with CSC Cam. Sur and Bicol Medical Center (BMC). It was participated in by 15 agencies, with 7 donors coming from the District.

On September 6, the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary formally kicked off at the Camarines Sur Polytechnic College (CSPC) Gymnasium, Nabua, Cam Sur, entitled “Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes”, which was introduced in 2021 by CSC as its 10-year overarching theme. The theme echoes the collective experiences of the government workforce in the new normal, and in pushing for digital transformation and innovations to uphold public service excellence and continuity. The District, as represented by its employees from different divisions, was among the 61 agencies within Camarines Sur that joined with almost 1,500 participants.

For this year, the thematic focus is on “resilience” – a necessary part of building smart organizations and a future-ready civil service. Such a trait has been shown by the Civil Service especially during the pandemic, as it is always ready to accept challenges and able to provide continued assistance to the public. CSC acknowledges the great efforts of every civil servant in the community, including those in the water sector, which is a significant factor in the holistic and inclusive development of the country. (YMMSavilla)


Several reams of paper were donated by participating agencies which will be used for modules and other educational materials in the school’s blended approach.


MNWD HR DMA – Sherry T. Peñas (back row, left most), with CSHRMPs, and school representatives of Maycatmon Elementary School during the turnover ceremony.


A total of 7 donors from MNWD participated in the CSC bloodletting activity.


MNWD employees during the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary Kick off at CSPC, Nabua, Cam Sur.